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Jon Stewart slams ‘objectively old’ Biden over inability to remember ‘very basic things’ in ‘Daily Show’ return

Jon
Stewart
returned
to
“The
Daily
Show”
Monday
night
and
wasted
no
time
decimating
both
President
Joe
Biden
and
Donald
Trump
in
a
scathing
monologue
that
centered
on
their
old
age.

“What
the
f—k
are
we
doing
here,
people?”
Stewart
fumed
about
the
current
state
of
the
2024
presidential
election
that’s
poised
to
be
a
rematch
between
Biden,
81,
and
Trump,
77.

Stewart

who
hosted
the
talk
show
after
a
nine-year
hiatus

ripped
both
candidates
over
their
mental
capabilities
and
slammed
those
who
don’t
take
issue
with
Biden’s
ability
to
run
the
country
as
an
octogenarian.

The
comedian
began
the
blistering
20-minute
speech
with
the
“big
news”
over
the
weekend
concerning
the
Special
Counsel
report
on
the
president’s
handling
of
classified
documents.

“This
guy
couldn’t
remember
stuff
during
his
deposition,”
Stewart
said
of
Biden.
“You
understand
what
that
means?
He
had
no
ability
to
recall
very
basic
things
under
questioning.”

Stewart
slammed
candidates
over
their
mental
capabilities
and
ripped
those
who
don’t
take
issue
with
Biden’s
ability
to
run
the
country
as
an
octogenarian.

The
Daily
Show

In
a
clever
switch-up,
the
talk
show
host
then
played
a
clip
from
a
Trump
deposition
where
he’s
unable
to
recall
what
years
he
was
married
to
an
ex-wife
and
if
he
claimed
he
had
one
of
the
best
memories
in
the
world.

“It
turns
out
that
the
leading
cause
of
early
onset
dementia
is
being
deposed,”
Stewart
quipped.

He
also
tore
into
Biden
for
mistakenly
referring
to
the
Egyptian
President
Abdel
Fattah
El-Sisi
as
the
president
of
Mexico
during
a
press
conference.

Stewart
was
upset
about
the
current
state
of
the
2024
presidential
election
that’s
likely
set
to
be
a
rematch
between
Biden,
81,
and
Trump,
77.

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“Joe
Biden
had
a
big
press
conference
to
dispel
the
notion
that
he
may
have
lost
a
step
and
politically
speaking
last
three
to
four
steps,”
he
said.

Stewart
did
not
hold
back
on
Trump’s
age,
adding
that
the
Republican
regularly
says
things
at
rallies
that
would
warrant
a
wellness
check.

“They
are
objectively
old!”
he
said
of
the
two
2024
contenders.
“They
are
at
the
age
where
there
are
no
more
age-related
milestones
to
hit.
They
got
their
AARP
cards,
they
got
social
security,
they
got
their
movie
discounts
…”

“We
have
two
candidates
who
are
chronologically
outside
the
norm
of
anyone
who
has
run
for
the
presidency
in
this
country
in
the
history
of
this
country,”
Stewart
said.
“They
are
the
oldest
people
ever
to
run
for
president

breaking
by
only
four
years
the
record
that
they
set!”

The
comedian
said
by
calling
out
their
aging
bodies
and
minds,
he
is
not
suggesting
that
neither
White
House
contender
is
“vibrant,
productive
or
even
capable.”

“They’re
both
stretching
the
limits
of
being
able
to
handle
the
toughest
job
in
the
world,”
he
said
of
Biden
and
Trump.
“What’s
crazy
is
thinking
that
we
are
the
ones
as
voters
who
must
silence
concerns
and
criticisms.
It
is
the
candidates’
job
to
assuage
concerns,
not
the
voters’
job
not
to
mention
[them].”

Stewart
acknowledged
that
the
Trump
regularly
says
things
at
rallies
that
would
warrant
a
wellness
check.

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Stewart

who
is
typically
left-leaning

focused
much
of
his
monologue
questioning
what
proof
Democrats
have
that
Biden
is
as
sharp
and
quick-witted
as
they
claim.

But
he
added
that
Biden
“isn’t
Donald
Trump,”
listing
off
several
of
the
scandals
and
indictments
to
beset
the
former
president.

“But
the
stakes
of
this
election
don’t
make
Donald
Trump’s
opponent
less
subject
to
scrutiny,”
Stewart
said.

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